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Tissue Paper Toddler Craft
Has it been gloomy around you too, lately? It’s been super gloomy around here but this last weekend the sun came out and I figured what a better time to make up some DIY sun catchers with the twins.
Little did I know making some DIY suncatchers would turn into an educational tissue paper toddler craft.
I was just in it for making up some cute sun catchers. But what ended up happening was my twin toddlers practiced their numbers, colors, and shapes!
Talk about a major win for a toddler mom. I went into it thinking it would just be an easy craft to keep them occupied, and we got so much more out of it. In other words, this craft has become a staple and I plan to recreate the activity over and over until they start to catch on, lol!
I originally got this idea for a tissue paper craft like making sun catchers off of Pinterest when I was researching more easy ideas for my twin toddlers.
I noticed other people were using a few simple things to put the craft together for their toddlers and I thought, I can do that!
All you need for this tissue paper craft is:
- Clear contact paper
- Colorful tissue paper
- Plastic sandwich bags (don’t come for me for using single-use ones, lol!)
- Painters tape
Then the first step is to chop up bits of the colorful tissue paper and stick them into the individual baggies for your toddlers and preschoolers.
From there you’re going to cut out a square of the contact paper, and tape STICKY SIDE UP on a flat surface.
Now let your littles go at it. Encourage them to grab certain colors from their baggie of chopped up tissue paper and place around the contact paper. You can also encourage them to grab “three yellow pieces” of tissue paper, and so on.
Once they’ve made their way through the tissue paper bits, you’re going to want to cut another square of contact paper to then lay across the top of the tissue paper bits. This will seal everything in.
Then for the final step- the cutting! I asked my toddlers what shapes they wanted me to cut out and then we continued to play with the sun catcher shapes by me asking them to go grab the heart, and so on.
From there, I just stuck a little bit of tape on the back of the pieces and stuck them to our backdoor window. You could get a little more creative and punch holes and hang them, or use a bit of velcro so the kids can take them and place them back as they please. Any way you go about it, I’m sure they’ll have a blast!
Another way to cut up the craft, and in turn not make it into sun catchers, would be to cut the square into large puzzle pieces. This is what I’m going to make up next with my toddlers. They loved fitting their shapes back into the sheet where I cut them out of, so I be they’d love a DIY puzzle!
This tissue paper toddler craft idea has been one of my favorite DIY’s so far. It was crazy simple to put together, set up, and kept my twin toddlers busy for I kid you not, an. entire hour.
What more could you need??
Can’t wait to see what you all create!
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